Terry Blackwood, Darrell Toney, and Will Shaw love Gospel Music. It’s been their life’s calling and count it a privilege to be able to proclaim the Gospel literally around the world through song.
The journey of this renowned group, the Imperials, began in 1964 when Jake Hess organized a world-class vocal group with the best voices he could find. The Imperials quickly found their place in Gospel Music but after a few short years, Jake Hess developed some health issues. When he had to step down, he asked Terry Blackwood to take his place. This great group included Jim Murray, Armond Morales, Roger Wiles and Joe Moscheo.
What a time of excitement it was for them as the popularity of Gospel music was growing and The Imperials were about to have a major impact on what became “Contemporary Christian Music”. They had no idea what was in store for the group, as their journey was just beginning!